ROCKFORD, WI — For residents in Rockford and DeKalb, wait times at the airport, doctors' offices and restaurants just got a lot more entertaining. Verizon Wireless customers can now watch high-quality television on their mobile phones with V CAST Mobile TV, which offers the best of broadcast and cable television programming-including live shows and other mobile television content-24 hours a day from many of the best-known entertainment brands.
With V CAST Mobile TV on their Verizon Wireless phones, customers in Rockford and DeKalb can use a phone that gives them access to the nation's most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network to also catch sporting events, breaking news and their favorite network TV shows while on the go.
V CAST Mobile TV offers programming for TV viewers of all ages and interests, from live sporting events to news to great shows, including "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "CSI: NY" and "Dora the Explorer." By combining popular content and intuitive controls with a dedicated multicast network that enables users to watch video and change channels quickly and easily, V CAST Mobile TV gives customers a high-quality TV viewing experience. Customers can get full-length simulcast and time-shifted programming from top entertainment brands, including CBS, CBS College Sports, CBS News, CNBC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Mobile, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, MTV, MTV Tr3s NBC, NBC 2Go, NBC News, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon and NickToons.
V CAST Mobile TV also comes with parental control features, so parents can block and restrict the programs their children view.
"Our customers, who currently experience the best calls in the nation, now have access to a wide range of mobile entertainment options in the palms of their hands," said T.J. Fox, presidentIllinois/Wisconsin Region, Verizon Wireless. "It's like watching TV at home with a range of channels offering great shows, news and sporting events from which to choose."
V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless is provided by the award-winning FLO TV live mobile TV service from FLO TV Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The FLO TV service uses a technology that delivers programming in a linear format over the company's own dedicated mobile network, so Verizon Wireless can offer customers the latest in mobile entertainment without impacting its award-winning voice and data services.
Verizon Wireless' first smartphone to support V CAST Mobile TV is the new HTC Imagio. The Imagio brings news, sports and entertainment from popular broadcast channels to life on its extra-large 3.6" touch-screen LCD color display. Its mobile productivity is made possible by Windows Mobile® 6.5. It is a Windows® phone that is engineered to keep customers connected to both entertainment and work.
The basic monthly access package for V CAST Mobile TV is $15 per month, which includes access to 12 channels and parental controls. And, for a limited time, customers signing up for the $15 V CAST Mobile TV Basic Package will get their first month free.
For the latest information on V CAST Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless, including programs, handsets, pricing and availability, visit the V CAST Mobile TV Web site at http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv. Customers can also visit any local Verizon Wireless Communications Store for information on V CAST Mobile TV. The stores in the area are located at:
- 2387 Sycamore Road, DeKalb
- 1523 W. Lane Road, Machesney Park
- 6387 E. State St., Rockford
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.